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Jan 6 Leak Scandal: Noem Demands Investigation

Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is calling on the federal government to investigate the leak of more than 2,000 Social Security numbers belonging to Trump officials and allies that were inadvertently included in documents released by the Jan. 6 committee earlier this month.

In letters written to the Justice Department, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and the House Ethics Committee, Noem pressed officials to open an investigation, accusing the Jan. 6 panel of violating federal law. Noem’s Social Security number, as well as the information of her husband, her three children, and her son-in-law, were included in the documents that were released.

“This callous, unacceptable handling of our most sensitive information could have permanent, widespread damage to the lives of my kids and my grandkids, as well as the families of the many other individuals impacted,” Noem wrote in letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland and House lawmakers on Thursday. Read more…

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